Running in Cold Weather

While running in cold weather can be intimidating, with proper gear and preparation, running on the coldest days can be just as pleasant as any other day.

If you’re new to running in cold weather, check out The Basics of Running Safely in Cold Weather and Get in the Winter Running Game, as well as our Editors’ Picks: Winter Running Gear Guide.

To take your knowledge a step further, read Shivering Science: The Science of Cold Adaptation.

If you’re particularly sensitive to the cold (not that you just don’t like it ;-) ), you might want to read Managing Raynaud’s Phenomenon and Cold Extremities.

Finally, we’ve got a pair of articles to help you out if things get a bit too cold out there, Trail First Aid: Hypothermia and Trail First Aid: Frostbite.

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